Looking Up a Name on #LinkedIn

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Yesterday morning I got an email from one of my webinar attendees who is a Sales and Marketing Manager. “I search LinkedIn a lot for lead generation confirmation.”, he writes,  “I would like to select a name and search directly in LinkedIn only. Can you help direct me on the set up?”

Here is how to set this up.

Download Chrome if you don’t have it. Chrome is a great, fast browser.

1. Copy this: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=009462381166450434430%3A-woy8fnynf8&num=100&q=%s

2. In the Chrome search engine options, find this row at the bottom of the page:

add a “new search engine name” and a “keyword” of your choice into the first two fields; paste the copied string from above into the “URL” field.

Make this “search engine” the default. (You can go back to the previous default at any time.)

This is it!

Now, if you:

  • type a person’s name in the address bar, or
  • highlight the-first-and-last-name on the current page and right-mouse click,

you will be able to get to their LinkedIn profile, looked up using the custom search engine LinkedIn Profiles. Of course, this will only work if the person has a public profile.

This can also be used to instantly search for any words appearing on LinkedIn profiles, such as a name plus a keyword, or a title, or target company name(s), etc.

Let me know if it works out for you.